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Annie Boochever - Fighter in Velvet Gloves

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In 1945, Peratrovich stood before the Alaska Territorial Legislative Session and gave a powerful speech about her childhood and her experiences being treated as a second-class citizen. Her heartfelt testimony led to the passing of the landmark Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act, America's first civil rights legislation. Today, Alaska celebrates Elizabeth Peratrovich Day every February 16, and she will be honored on the gold one-dollar coin in 2020. This book is a timely addition to the history of civil rights in Alaska and our nation. Told for the first time by Alaskan author and educator Annie Boochever, in collaboration with 84-year-old Roy Peratrovich Jr., Elizabeth’s only living child, the story of this Alaskan hero will resonate with readers age 10 and up.